BayWa and Grüne Energien Solar (GES) have secured consent for their near 50MW Perrinpit Road Solar Farm project in south-west England.

Construction of the South Gloucestershire scheme is expected to start in early 2024, with commercial operations targeted for later that year.

BayWa said 20 jobs will be created during the site’s development, along with up to three long-term jobs throughout the operational life of the 49.9MW project.

The planning application was supported by a series of biodiversity commitments, including the planting of new trees and hedgerows at the site.

BayWa r.e. UK managing director John Milligan said: “This is an exciting project for our team and we are delighted to work with Grüne Energien again.

“This is our second 49.9MW project in the UK delivered through our joint venture.

“The implementation of renewable energy projects like Perrinpit Road is essential to meeting the UK’s legally binding net-zero carbon emission goals by 2050. It is encouraging to see the local commitment in South Gloucestershire to meet these goals.”

GES managing director Marco Pannicke added: “This is a great achievement and shows the spirit of our joint venture with BayWa r.e.

“There are many more projects in the pipeline and it is an honour for us to develop renewable energy projects in the UK.”



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